Last post on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#119 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [batman47]
Jul 22, 2008 (8:33 pm)
The 2007 Outlander is not included on the drop down list on 1010tires...
I think tthe Yoko yk520 or the AVID will suit me fine since I rarly encounter snow. Both tires come in sizes 225/60/18 and 235/65/18 and should work well for me on forest roads...They have excellent customer satisfaction and they are fairly inexpensive...Now, I will have to investigate to see if the TPMS will work with the higher profile tire...
#120 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [solowalker]
Jul 25, 2008 (4:26 pm)
The 225/60R18 is just above (3.18%) of the recommended safety tolerance (3%) when the OEM tires sizes are replaced. 235/65R18 according to the calculations of safety (7.6%) will not be safe to drive the vehicle without endangering your life. I am not an expert in tires but this is the only guide I have and I will abide by it.
With regard to the TPMS I thought that changing the size of the tires will trigger the TPMS sensors. However when I talked with the technician in a Mitsubishi garage, he told me that the sensors only measures the inside pressure of the tires and that is the reason why the tire valves look bulky. He told me that these valves can be used several times before buying new ones (which are expensive). In all my previous vehicles every time I changed the tires the valves were also changed. Not anymore with the Outlander. He also recommended me to look for a reputable tire garage that has experience with these Mitsubishi valves. If going to any other garage without experience I must be sure to explain about the sensors and ask them to be extra careful. In summary I will say that making a reasonable change of tire size will not trigger the TPMS sensors. However, I will not be certain with this experience until I have done it and observed the change of new tires in my Outlander when the time arrives.
According to specifications the OEM Goodyear had 9 mm of tread deepness (when new), the tires now have 6 mm of tread deepness (6,000 miles) which mean that at 12,000 miles the vehicle will be ready for a change of tires.
#121 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [batman47]
Jul 31, 2008 (2:03 am)
if you are afraid of the TPMS or valve problem, you can find the Orange OE replacement sensor (much cheaper than Original), it can be replaced only for valve (aluminum valve) and keeping the sensor for long time. just for your reference.
try to find it from Belle Tire or US auto parts
#122 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [20vcq]
Aug 07, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Dear "20". I don't have 3 plugs in ONE tire. I have one plug in THREE tires. Seems I havent figured out how to get the screw into the remaining "plugless" tire.
Took it from so. FLA to Ashville and on up to the NC/VA state lines and did a lot of the Blueridge PKWY and the tires are holding up. I will wait until a little more tread is gone to replace them.. Still THUMP,THUMP,etc but not above approx. 30mph.
PS what price did you get for the Primacy's? if you don't mind me asking....
#123 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [olliexls2007]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:10 am)
I ordered Primacy's for my XLS 2 weeks ago at Costco. Checked yesterday and they called and found that they (Michelin) won't start making them until mid September. Tire Rack has them on backorder also.
The tires are $200.99 a piece at Costco. (225/55-18) (Price increase on July 30 from $187)
Costco has a promo on the H series tires at $60 off a set of 4.
#124 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [gene_v]
Sep 04, 2008 (11:51 am)
I e-mailed Michellin regarding when the Primacy's will be available. They start production September 7 producing 2240 tires. Available at distributers in 3-4 weeks. I gave a copy of the e-mail to my Costco dealer and he said he sometimes gets tires direct from the factory
#125 of 128 Re: 4wd is adequate.. [busta4]
Sep 26, 2008 (10:51 am)
I dont know if this helps but in my Acura, the clicking noise that took months to diagnose was an axle shaft. FWD car but worth a look.
#126 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [olliexls2007]
Sep 27, 2008 (12:19 pm)
My local car repair station calls them "Good for a Year".
#127 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [gene_v]
Nov 28, 2008 (4:26 pm)
This is Olliexls2007 re:thump,thump..(I am the originator of the thump-mail). I still have the Goodyears 31,000 miles. 13,000 miles of thumping.
I've checked several tire dealers & Sears & a few others will only sell me the Goodyear LS2's that came on the car as they will not guarantee anything else as that's the only tire that is listed by the mfr for the XLS.
Any body out there know what's up w/this? They are telling me that an SUV rides higher and therefore needs a stiffer sidewall than what comes on all the tires that are the same size as the OEM tires.Therefore, they will sell me other tires but will not guarantee them.
#128 of 128 Re: Outlander "thump-thump-thump tire?noise [olliexls2007]
Jan 29, 2010 (2:11 pm)
Tires seem to have 2-noticeable problems. One is the oscillating noise that is attributed to the noise produced by the wind as a result of air friction when air works its way through the wheel. The alternate wind noise is caused by imperfection on the rubber design of the tire itself, e.g. one area (small) is a little bigger than other area so the tire noise is not uniform and the results is the oscillating air noise (up/down). The other probable cause is the number of wheel weight (generally ¼ ounces each) that tires shop attach to your wheel to balance the wheel. When the wheel needs, for example 1.50 ounces, the technician attaches 6- wheel weight of ¼ oz each because they don’t have ½ or 1 ounce wheel weight. These weights disrupt the normal circulation pattern of the air through the internal path of the wheel producing the oscillating air noise. If the tires are brand new then the solution is to increase the volume of the radio or pressurize your tire shop dealer to replace the ¼ ounces weight for ½ or 1 ounces wheel weights.
The second problem is when internal parts of the tires (layers) perish or lose their firmness due to harsh drive or poor tire manufacture. This problem may occur after 10,000 miles in some makes. The solution here is to replace the tires for new ones and put wheel weights of ½ ounces or 1 ounces or a combination of them to reduce foreign material from interfering with the smooth patter of the air wind.